InstructionElon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, participates in a press conference at the Kennedy Space Center on May 27, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Musk''s electric car business exceeds the value of almost every company in the S amp;P 500.Saul Martinez Getty Images
More than nine out of ten drivers (91%) admit to exceeding the speed limits compared to 92% in 2019, 72% say they do not respect safety distances (this was 76% last year), 57% forget to use their indicator lights when overtaking or changing direction compared to 61% last year and 27% send text messages while driving compared to 28% last year.Almost three quarters of drivers polled (74%) say they take their eyes off the road for at least two seconds.
Singapore replaced Mauritius as the largest source of FDI for India in FY19 and accounted for close to 30% of such inflows into equities in the last fiscal. Already, the customs officials have raised scrutiny of imports from China.However, the government will likely step up vigil in such a manner that the flow of genuine FDI from Singapore isn t upset in this process, sources told FE. While a formal proposal is yet to be floated for this purpose, informal deliberations have started in some quarters, one of the sources said. The government is mindful of the fact that bona fide FDI from Singapore or others don t get affected at all, he added.FDI from Hong Kong, often seen as a proxy for Beijing, too, is also expected to go under heightened scrutiny.As the Covid 19 outbreak dragged down the valuations of domestic firms sharply, India on April 18 tightened its FDI policy to curb opportunistic takeovers acquisitions of these companies, mainly by the Chinese, by stipulating that all such proposals from bordering nations would require government clearance. Importantly, the April notification also covers any transfer of investments or future FDI resulting in beneficial ownership falling with firms from the bordering nations, including China.While the move was initiated in the wake of the pandemic, China s recent border misadventure has hardened India s resolve to curb both substandard imports and opportunistic investments from Beijing, directly or indirectly.While FDI from China remained abysmally low and made up for just 0.5% ($2.3 billion) of the cumulative FDI inflows between April 2000 and March 2020, given the low valuations of Indian firms, such investments were expected to surge, especially in sensitive sectors. As of December 2019, China s cumulative investments in India exceeded $8 billion, only 30% of which were FDI. In fact, at $4.4 billion, cumulative FDI inflows from Hong Kong were larger than from Beijing.Also, according to a recent report by researchers Amit Bhandari and Aashna Agarwal, China has entered the Indian market through venture investments in start ups and penetrated the online ecosystem with its popular smartphones and their applications. Chinese tech investors have put an estimated $4 billion into Indian start ups. Over the five years ending March 2020, 18 of India s 30 unicorns are now Chinese funded. "TikTok, the video app, has 200 million subscribers and has overtaken YouTube in India. Alibaba, Tencent and ByteDance rival the US penetration of Facebook, Amazon and Google in India. Chinese smartphones like Oppo and Xiaomi lead the Indian market with an estimated 72% share, leaving Samsung and Apple behind. "
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Full screen 1 3 Read more on:SupercarsUSA Recently, SSC released a short teaser video showcasing the mind melting prowess of its long awaited, 1,750bhp hyper hypercar, the Tuatara. A short sample of a few quick buzz ups to the 205mph 210mph range .It s also being built to far, far exceed 210mph, of course. A number you re probably familiar with (300mph ). Though, not many will ever get that familiar, because only 100 Tuataras are being planned.
Full screen 1 14 Read more on:Porsche911 The last ever 991 era Porsche 911, this rather fetching Heritage spec Speedster, is destined to live a quiet, comfortable life in some very wealthy person s climate controlled garage. It certainly won t be driven anywhere. Tragic, we re sure you ll agree.But good will come of its sale in an online RM Sotheby s auction this week. Much good. Proceeds from said sale, likely to far exceed the 911 Speedster s 211,599 RRP, will be donated to charity United Way s Worldwide COVID 19 Community Response and Recovery Fund which does, well, exactly what it says on the tin.
According to projections from the group, which advocates for lowering the federal debt, the deficit for fiscal 2020 will exceed $3.8 trillion, more than 2.5 times the record set during the Great Recession.The annual deficit, the amount the government has to borrow to pay its bills, adds to the overall accumulated debt the government must eventually pay off.
BENGALURU : IBM is offering its AI platform Watson Assistant for Citizens free of cost for at least 90 days, which will provide reliable information on covid 19 related queries, it said Thursday.With a flood of information requests from citizens, waiting time in many areas to receive answers can exceed two hours, the company said.
Nor was the story about a game changing acquisition, of which there were few of epic proportions in the last 12 months in online travel.Instead, the story with the biggest implications in 2019 for online travel was Airbnb exceeding Expedia in booked nights, a milestone that took place without notice, recorded perhaps on some servers or spreadsheets somewhere.
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Key point: A true turning point in the war against the Nazis. January 1945 with World War II in its sixth year found the Allied armies going on the offensive after the Battle of the Bulge, but they were still west of the Rhine and six weeks behind schedule in their advance toward Germany. Closing to the Rhine was not easy. Although U.S. and French units of Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers Sixth Army Group had reached the western bank around Strasbourg in late 1944, the river proved too difficult to cross. Even if an assault could have been mounted, the Allied forces would have been too far away from the heart of Germany to pose any meaningful threat. The key to eventual victory lay in the central and northern Rhineland, but three factors delayed an advance: the failure of Operation Market Garden, the British American airborne invasion of Holland, the onset of an extremely wet autumn and harsh winter, and the unexpectedly rapid recovery of the German Army in the wake of recent Allied advances. A coordinated Allied campaign proved difficult to achieve. General Omar N. Bradley s U.S. 12th Army Group was licking its wounds after the almost disastrous Ardennes counteroffensive, and it was clear to Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, commander of the British 21st Army Group, that the Americans would not be ready to undertake a major offensive for some time. Despite its vast reserve of manpower, unlike the critically depleted British Army, the U.S. Army had become seriously deficient of infantry replacements. Monty made the first move. Meanwhile, on January 12, the Soviet Army launched a long awaited, massive offensive from Warsaw toward the River Oder and Berlin. This was just in time, thought Montgomery and General Dwight D. Ike Eisenhower, the Allied supreme commander. By the end of the month, the Russians were only 50 miles from the German capital. While the Americans were recovering, it devolved on the 21st Army Group, still supported by Lt. Gen. William H. Texas Bill Simpson s U.S. Ninth Army, to take over the battle as soon as winter loosened its grip. Monty and Ike agreed that the next stage should be to break through the Germans formidable Siegfried Line and close up to the left bank of the Rhine. The main objective was the historic city of Wesel, on the opposite side of the great river in flat country just north of the Ruhr Valley. It was here that Montgomery had originally sought to seize a bridgehead in September 1944, and common sense still favored it. Accordingly, two well knit, almost copybook offensives were planned for February 8, 1945: Operation Veritable on the left flank and Operation Grenade on the right, adjacent to the boundary with Bradley s 12th Army Group. Monty announced that the 21st Army Group s task was to destroy all enemy in the area west of the Rhine from the present forward positions south of Nijmegen (Holland) as far south as the general line Julich Dusseldorf, as a preliminary to crossing the Rhine and engaging the enemy in mobile war to the north of the Ruhr. Three armies would be involved in the offensives: the Canadian First, the British Second, and the U.S. Ninth. Commanding the Canadian force was the distinguished, 57 year old General Henry D.G. Harry Crerar, a World War I artillery veteran and a man of cool judgment and cold nerves. The ration strength of his First Army exceeded 470,000 men, and no Canadian had ever led such a large force. The British Second Army was led by the skilled, unassuming Lt. Gen. Sir Miles Bimbo Dempsey, a 48 year old World War I veteran of the Western Front and Iraq who later acquitted himself well in the Dunkirk evacuation, the Western Desert, Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. Tall, bald, Texas born General Simpson, commanding 300,000 men of the U.S. Ninth Army, had served in the Philippine Insurrection, the 1916 Mexico punitive expedition, and on the Western Front in 1918. Eisenhower said of the 56 year old officer, If Simpson ever made a mistake as an Army commander, it never came to my attention. With 11 divisions and nine independent brigades, the Canadian Army would clear the way in February 1945 up to the town of Xanten; the Ninth Army, with 10 divisions in three corps, would cross the Roer River and move northward to Dusseldorf (Operation Grenade), and the four divisions of the Second Army would attack in the center. Although he was in customary high spirits about the operation, Montgomery knew that it would be no cakewalk. I visited the Veritable area today, he warned Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, chief of the Imperial General Staff, on February 6. The ground is very wet, and roads and tracks are breaking up, and these factors are likely to make progress somewhat slow after the operation is launched. Besides expected opposition from at least 10 well entrenched Wehrmacht divisions, the Allied troops would have to face minefields, flooded rivers and terrain, a lack of roads, appalling weather, and tough going in the gloomy, tangled Reichswald and Hochwald forests. Montgomery won final approval for the great dual assault on the Rhine on February 1, and the preparations were hastily finalized under tight security. Strict blackout regulations were enforced, and a cover story was concocted to convince the enemy that the offensive would be in a northerly direction to liberate Holland, rather than an eastern thrust into Germany. Daytime gatherings of troops were forbidden unless under cover; large concentrations of vehicles, weapons, and ammunition were camouflaged or concealed in farmyards, barns, and haystacks, and rubber dummies of tanks and artillery pieces were positioned along an imaginary battle line where they might attract the attention of enemy patrols. Logistical feats were accomplished speedily as thousands of men, vehicles, and equipment were transported to the forward assembly lines. The British and Canadian soldiers worked around the clock. Sappers built and improved 100 miles of road using 20,000 tons of stones, 20,000 logs, and 30,000 pickets, and 446 freight trains hauled 250,000 tons of equipment and supplies to the railheads. It was estimated that the ammunition alone all types, stacked side by side and five feet high would line the road for 30 miles. Engineers constructed five bridges across the River Maas, using 1,880 tons of equipment. The biggest was a 1,280 foot long British designed Bailey bridge. Outside Nijmegen, an airfield was laid in five days for British and Canadian rocket firing Hawker Typhoons, which would support the offensive. Meanwhile, a formidable array of armor and specialized vehicles was assembled. It included Churchill, Cromwell, Centaur, Comet, Valentine, and Sherman heavy and medium tanks; Bren gun carriers, jeeps, half tracks, and armored cars; amphibious Weasel, Buffalo, and DUKW cargo and personnel carriers; and 11 regiments of Hobart s Funnies, Churchills and Shermans fitted with antimine flails, flamethrowers, and bridging equipment. Invented by Maj. Gen. Sir Percy Hobart, these had proved invaluable in the Normandy invasion and the clearing of the flooded Scheldt Estuary by Crerar s army. Under the command of the Canadian First Army, the Veritable offensive was to be spearheaded by the seasoned British XXX Corps led by 49 year old Lt. Gen. Sir Brian G. Horrocks. He returned from leave in England to plunge into preparations for the largest operation he had ever undertaken. A much wounded veteran of Ypres, Siberia, El Alamein, Tunisia, Normandy, and Belgium, the tall, lithe Horrocks nicknamed Jorrocks by his mentor, Montgomery was a charismatic officer who led from the front and was regarded as one of the finest corps commanders of the war. Horrocks regarded Monty s overall plan for the offensive as simplicity itself. The XXX Corps was to attack in a southerly direction from the Nijmegen area with its right on the River Maas and its left on the Rhine. Forty eight hours later, said Horrocks, our old friends, General Simpson s U.S. Ninth Army, were to cross the River Roer and advance north to meet us. The German forces would thus be caught in a vise and be faced with the alternatives, either to fight it out west of the Rhine or to withdraw over the Rhine and then be prepared to launch counterattacks when we ourselves subsequently attempted to cross . In theory, this looked like a comparatively simple operation, but all battles have their problems, and in this case the initial assault would have to smash through a bottleneck well suited to defense and consisting in part of the famous Siegfried Line. Horrocks decided to use the maximum force possible and open Operation Veritable with five divisions, from right to left, in line: the 51st Highland, 53rd Welsh, 15th Scottish, and the 2nd and 3rd Canadian, followed by the 43rd Wessex and Maj. Gen. Sir Alan Adair s proud Guards Armored Division. On the morning of February 4, Horrocks briefed his commanders in the packed cinema in the southern Dutch town of Tilburg. Clad in brown corduroy trousers and a battlefield jacket, the unpretentious general drew a warm response as he crisply outlined the offensive, radiated confidence, and moved from group to group with a friendly and humorous word. Like Montgomery, he made a practice of keeping all ranks informed about operations. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
As part of a project with two private universities in India, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and PSG College of Technology, both located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, engineers from Loughborough have been funded to take part in the project to develop electric vehicle technology suitable for hot climates. The project will see Prof Rui Chen, Prof Jin Xuan and Ashley Fly of the University ''s School of aeronautical, automotive, chemical and materials engineering work on the design and development of a four wheeled electric vehicle for research, teaching and outreach in India.Emissions from vehicles cause problems for the global climate and local pollution, the latter of which is a serious risk to health in the fast growing and traffic choked cities of India. Air pollution is most effectively tackled by electric vehicles, which produce zero emissions in use, but they have difficulty operating in South Asia because lithium ion batteries perform best at 25 deg;C ambient temperature and degrade very rapidly when it is hotter. In India, with temperatures can often exceed 45 deg;C, they tend to last as little as two to three years. This also damages the country ''s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, although the potential of electric vehicles to contribute to reductions could only be realised if the energy to charge the batteries were sourced from low carbon generation.
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In the letter, HP made it clear, it is not desperate for a buyer, and maintains it would be just fine without combining with Xerox. In fact, it would appear that it;s Xerox that is looking for a savior, even while attempting a hostile takeover of the company.Indeed, HP is the much larger entity with a market cap exceeding $29 billion, while Xerox ''s market cap is just under $8.5 billion. The company sent offer letters to HP on November 5th and 21st outlining its proposed takeover terms. HP rejected both offers.
You probably understand that letting your child sit in front of a screen for hours at a time isn''t good for his or her development and health. But in reality, policing this aspect of life is difficult considering the ubiquity of digital entertainment and the reality of how young people use social media to relate with one another. But it''s definitely a battle worth fighting if you consider a study which found that kids whose screen time exceeded limits set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) actually have less functional brains. Researchers tested the language and literacy skills of 47 preschoolers between ages three and five and conducted imaging on their brains. The kids who had higher levels of screen based media use had lower microstructural integrity of white matter tracts.The AAP recently issued its most strongly worded policy statement on this topic. According to a bunch of studies conducted in recent years, corporal punishment has multiple detrimental effects on kids. It can lead to aggressive and defiant behavior, increases the risk of mental health disorders and cognition problems and can negatively affect the parent child relationship. And why one might wonder why the AAP would even have to mention this, spanking tots younger than 18 months increases the likelihood they get physically injured.
Full screen 1 9 Read more on:ElectricLA Auto Show 2019AudiE Tron Meet the Audi e tron Sportback. Yep, the niches just keep coming. You ve had the SUV. You ve had the SUV coupe. Now, you ve got an electric SUV coupe.There are benefits beyond the supposed aesthetic improvement, too. The slipperier shape created by melting the rear end has given Audi s crossover a better drag coefficient, which in turn ups the e tron s range by around six miles, to 240 miles on a single charge. Sure, it s a pretty wee gain, but it might prove vital in the real world. At least for keeping the anxiety at bay as you seek an unoccupied charger.
Disney Plus ndash; or Disney , if you insist on using the House of Mouse''s style guide ndash; has landed in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. It was so popular on launch day that some users had login problems and outages, which now seems to have subsided. The popularity of the Disney treasure trove exceeded the company''s expectations.
The number of syphilis cases exceeded 115,000, and the number of primary and secondary syphilis cases the most infectious stages of the disease reached 35,000, the highest number reported since 1991. That amounts to a national rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 people. In Philadelphia, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis cases was more than twice that high, at 26 cases per 100,000 people. Health experts have connected the city s numbers in part to men who have unprotected sex with men, though the rates in women have climbed lately. Drug use and poverty also are factors.